When you’re too young for the bar scene, but still want to experience Wichita nightlife, what kind of options are there?  If you’re feeling a little “in-between” the age of adulthood and the legal age to bar hop, here’s a list of places where you can hang and still have a blast: 

The Arcade

While it might be a dose of nostalgia for your parents and older siblings, experience this old-fashioned arcade with retro games from the ’80s and ’90s, and several versions of pinball. Play games all day for $10. Pinball machines are only 50 cents a play.


There’s no better place for up-and-coming-artists than Barleycorn’s in Old Town. With live music and entertainment several nights a week, plus fun activities like Trivia Night and Open Mic Night, Barleycorn’s is a favorite for the local music scene.

The Brickyard

Currently Wichita’s largest outdoor music venue, The Brickyard is attached to Public, a popular restaurant serving delicious local foods. Patrons can catch concerts every Friday and Saturday night, and sometimes Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Club Rodeo

It’s the most fun you can have with your boots on. Club Rodeo is the place to go for live bull riding, entertainment and dancing. Open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, Club Rodeo offers bands like Kane Brown, Ashley McBryde and The James Barker Band.

Emerson Biggins Old Town

With the biggest TVs in town, head to this sports bar to catch the big game or stay out late with your buddies. Emerson Biggins is known for their watch parties and love for college sports. Don’t forget to try Biggins’ Macho Nachos!

Headshots Bar & Grill

Have a friend that’s at least 21? Hang out with them at Headshots Bar & Grill, where you have unlimited access to cabinet games, board games and video games. Patrons must be 18 years old to enter. 

Heroes Sports Bar & Grill

Experience Wichita’s historic Old Town District at Heroes Sports Bar & Grill. The perfect spot to watch the big game or dance the night away, this restaurant has 28 TVs and two projection screens.

The Loony Bin

Laugh until it hurts at Wichita’s comedy club, The Loony Bin. With performers new to the game and polished professionals, patrons get the chance to witness some of the funniest material they will ever see right in the heart of downtown Wichita. 

Side Pockets

Enter this 13,000-square-foot sports bar and find 30 pool tables, three huge TVs, 22 flat screens and endless fun. Order some cheese fries and try your hand at Golden Tee or play darts with your buddies. 

XY Bar

With Karaoke, Bingo and the Miss Gay Wichita Pageant, XY Bar is Wichita’s premier gay dance club. Located in Old Town, all patrons must be 21 years of age or older to enter.

Wichita is also home to several hookah lounges including Shesha Lounge (two locations), Wichita Hookah Café, Heat Lounge, Petra Café, The Bean Scene, Lava Hookah Lounge, Mediterranean Hookah Cafe and L.A. Lounge.

For more things to do, check out the Visit Wichita calendar of events page.